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Jonathan Greenblatt (LA ‘92), special assistant to President Barack Obama and director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation in the United States Domestic Policy Council, delivered the Lyon & Bendheim Alumni Lecture at 51 Winthrop St. last night.

Greenblatt spoke of his early experiences as an activist, which included protesting in his hometown of Bridgeport, Conn. for Soviet Jews’ rights and joining Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign as a graduating senior at Tufts. He chose to spend his first months out of college working as a waiter at a Harvard Square cafe while campaigning for Clinton in his spare time, much to the shock of his parents.

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